1.21.2013

::Sharing Some Heart Art::

The other day my sweet neighbor brought over a little treasure for me to see...


...a delicate and lacy little heart made from thread.

The lady that made it has since
passed away and I don't know where the pattern is from--if you know who came up with this originally, please let me know because I would like to credit the designer--so after a wee bit of study I worked up one of my own.



First this one.



Then this one.

Then some more.



They are so unusual and fun that I thought I would share the "LOVE" by writing up the pattern I came up with for it. I changed things up--not just with color--but with an extra bit of edging,too. 




I took the time to write it up as a downloadable pdf because then it is so nice and tidy to take with you. You can find it here or here. It has a brief 2 page printable section with an additional picture section describing the how-to in detail.


It also has instructions for making the hanging chain, a fun little chaining method I just came up with today. It has probably been done before but I have never seen it. I made it by holding two colors together and then 'taking turns' completing a chain stitch with each color. (It looks so much tidier than chaining with both of them together, as the strands blend unevenly--know what I mean?).


I'm pretty happy with the end result--a little Valentine love that I can share with you--I call it "From the Heart" Bunting. 






They make sweet little coasters, too.

If you find any errors on the pattern, please let me know at feltedbutton@gmail.com as I have not tested this one. And I always love to see pictures of other's projects--so please share the "love" back! The best way to do that is via Facebook. If you haven't 'liked' the page click here and keep in the "Button" loop.

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{On the Board} -- Fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith. 
                     --Thomas S. Monson

Linking up at Hookin on Hump Day over at My Merry Messy Life.

24 comments:

  1. Dear Susan, How did you know I wanted to make some hearts before Valentine's?! :) I am going to try this right away. Most of all I like the hanging chain. I have used this technique in embroidery but never in crochet. Thank you for the patterns.
    Have a great week. Love.

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    1. Thanks, Sangeetha! I hope you enjoy the pattern. BTW, I love your roses in your most recent post! You are so talented!

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  2. Love the hearts. And that alternating chain! Love it all. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Really love your hearts Susan!!! the chain is clever, too!!! thank you for sharing " your love"!!
    xxx Ale

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  4. This is such a lovely heart shape. I have been hooking my heart out recently using the royal sister granny sqaure style one. This one looks extra special though. X

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  5. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I can hardly wait to make these!

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  6. These little hearts are so cute! And I love the chain you made with them! Well done!

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  7. These are the most beautiful crocheted Valentine's hearts I've seen so far! Really lovely! Liz

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  8. Wonderful post and hearts!

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  9. What cute hearts! I love the garland you made with them! Thanks for linking up to Hookin on Hump Day!

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  10. Lovely hearts. Thanks for the pattern.

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  12. That is so cute! I'm going to have to try and make one of those too. What a neat idea...and the chain is awesome!

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  13. Very pretty and sweet. Love the lacey look and two-tone. Thank you!

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  14. Very pretty and sweet. Love the lacey look and two-tone. Thank you!

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  15. Very pretty and sweet. Love the lacey look and two-tone. Thank you!

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  16. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I love the lacy hearts. I was thinking they would make great coasters. And maybe they can be incorporated into placemats. I absolutely love the color choices you made also. Keep up the good work!

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  17. So dainty and sweet! And the color palate is what really makes it for me. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. From what I am seeing in the pictures, the heart is a traditional Swedish crochet heart. They are traditionally made as Christmas tree decorations in red thread with a steel crochet hook. Your interpretation is of the pattern looks perfect, and I love the color/size variations!! I too have done some experimenting and made mock-ups in blue and yellow (Swedish flag colors). Thanks so much! :-)

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    1. Thank you! Shortly after I did this post, I discovered the Swedish hearts, too! Blue and yellow sounds perfect! I have family from Sweden so this would make a lovely gift!

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  19. These hearts are so pretty that you crocheted and perfect for today! Happy Valentine's Day! I saw this at the Hookin on Hump Day party.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  20. Love these, thank you for sharing :)

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